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Alarm on the eve of the Poland-Netherlands match, a person threatens the police with an ax

Alarm on the eve of the Poland-Netherlands match, a person threatens the police

An operation is underway in the center of Hamburg after a man with an ax threatened police officers.

Police say they shot and seriously wounded the man, who is receiving medical attention.

Media reports say the incident happened near a fan zone for supporters of the Dutch soccer team, the BBC reports.

The Netherlands will play Poland in the city later on Sunday as part of the European Championship.

In a police statement, it is said that a man threatened the police officers with a pickaxe and an "incendiary device".

Media reports say the attack happened around 12:30 a.m. local time on the Reeperbahn, a main street and nightlife area of ​​the city.

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